How to Import Photos from iPhone to PC Windows 10 without iTunes

By | January 12, 2021

As an iPhone user, you are able to import photos from iPhone to PC using iTunes. However, there are some disadvantages in using iTunes to import photos such as it does not permit selective transfer of photos, photos organized in album on your iPhone are not downloaded in iTunes, and if your iPhone is synced to iTuns on a different PC, all your TV shows, books, and other data will be removed.

So, if you are afraid that it will happen, you can import photos from iPhone to Windows 10 PC with these methods.

Importing Photos from iPhone to PC Windows 10 Using iCloud

If you want to import your photos from iPhone to PC Windows using iCloud, you have to make sure that you have backed up the photos on your iPhone or iPad to iCloud. If you have made sure of it, now you can import your photos using iCloud by following the steps below.

  • The first thing that you have to do is to launch the Microsoft Store from the Start menu, desktop or taskbar.
  • After that, you have to find iCloud on the Microsoft Store.
find iCloud on the Microsoft Store
  • Then, you have to click on Get and then iCloud will download to your PC.
  • In this step, you have to click on the Launch if the download is complete.
  • The thing that you have to do here is to type your Apple ID.
  • Do not forget to type your password.
Do not forget to type your password
  • Now, you must click on Sign In.
  • Then, you have to click on the Options button beside Photos.
click on the Options button beside Photos.
  • You have to click the box beside iCloud Photos, so you will see that a checkmark appears.
  • Now, you must click on the box beside Upload New Photos From My PC so that the checkmark will disappear.
  • Then, you have to click on Done and then click Apply.
  • You will see that photos in your iCloud will download to your PC.

Importing Photos from iPhone to PC Windows 10 Using Tenorshare iCareFone

Another alternative that you can use to import photos from iPhone to PC Windows 10 is using Tenorshare iCareFone. It is a software which permits you to move photos from iPhone to computer easily. If you use this software, you will enjoy some advantages such as selective high-speed transfer of photos, photo compression without loss in quality, bulk transfer of photos and easy organization of photos.

Below, you can follow the steps to import photos from iPhone to PC Windows 10 using Tenorshare iCareFone.

  • First, you have to download, install and launch Tenorshare iCareFone on your PC.
  • After that, you have to connect your iPhone to your computer by using a USB cable.
  • It is important to know that the Files Manager tab on Windows is iCareFone’s default interface. Here, you have to click the File Manager tab if it is not chosen then click Photos.
click the File Manager tab if it is not chosen then click Photos
  • Then, Tenorshare iCareFone will detect all photos automatically and it will categorize each according to the folder. The next thing that you have to do is to browse and choose the photos that you want to import. Then, you can click the Export button and choose a file location to save the photos.
 choose the photos that you want to import

For your information, Tenorshare iCareFone now supports the latest device and iOS 12.

Importing Photos from iPhone to PC Windows 10 Using Free Mobile Phone Manager

There is another tool that you can use to transfer photos from iPhone to PC without iTunes. The tool is PanFone free mobile phone manager. It can help you to import certain photos that you want from your iPhone to PC. If you want to use this tool, of course you need to download and install it first on your computer. You can follow the steps below to use this tool.

  • As explained above that you have to download and install PanFone free mobile phone manager on your PC.
  • If you have done it, then you have to run this tool and then connect your iPhone to the PC. You are able to use a USB cable to connect your iPhone and then PanFone will detect your device automatically.
  • In this step, you have to choose photos or albums that you want to import to your PC. You are able to import selected photos or all photo albums to your computer.

Importing Photos from iPhone to PC Windows 10 Using Windows Explorer

You may not want to use the Windows Photos app to transfer photos from iPhone to your PC. If so, you are able to use Windows Explorer to copy images to your PC manually. How to do that? You can follow the steps below.

  • The first thing that you have to do is to open Windows Explorer and then you have to go to This PC in the sidebar.
  • After that, you need to select the name of your iPhone from the sidebar menu.
  • Then, you must open the Internal Storage directory and you have to open DCIM to be able to access photos.
  • Now, if you want to copy all images, you have to choose all folders and files and then right click and select Copy or you can use the toolbar Copy.
  • On this step, you have to go to a folder like Pictures or Documents and then you can create a new sub-folder optionally and use the Paste command to import the images from iPhone to your Windows 10 PC through Windows Explorer file system.

Importing Photos from iPhone to PC Windows 10 Using Photos App

You are able to import photos from iPhone to Windows 10 PC by using Photos app which comes standard with Windows 10. How to do that?

  • First, you have to plug your iPhone into your PC by using a USB cable.
  • After that, you have to launch the Photos app from the Start menu, taskbar or desktop.
  • Then, you have to click on Import which can be found in the top right corner of the window.
click on Import which can be found in the top right corner of the window
  • Here, you are able to click any photos that you want to not import because all new photos will be chosen for import by default.
  • And now, you have to click on Continue and the Photos app will start to import photos. You have to make sure that you do not unplug your iPhone during the process of importing photos.

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